EOI - Principal/Senior/Intermediate Drainage Engineer

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Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, AU

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 83583 

Job Category: Infrastructure 

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!


We are currently growing our Australian Infrastructure Group in Melbourne and Sydney, with exciting opportunities across the Infrastructure market. We have roles for a Principal/Senior/Intermediate Drainage Engineer. The roles will suit a Civil Engineer who specializes is stormwater drainage engineering design in major urban transport infrastructure projects. Experience with other utilities; particularly in dealing with utility authority regarding protection or diversion of utility assets would be invaluable.


If you are interested in working with leading experts across various sectors, apply to join our Infrastructure team today!


As the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate:


  • The highest personal safety standards
  • Ability to work with and obtain the best out of a diverse range of people
  • Integrity, honesty and customer service orientation
  • A strong commitment to both personal and professional growth
  • Innovative thinking and admirable work ethic
  • That you are a champion of inclusion and diversity


You bring to the role:


Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking hydrologic and hydraulic assessment and drainage design for a broad range of transport and mine projects and stormwater quality analysis.
  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team to support the delivery of project which meet the client and relevant regulatory expectations and requirements.
  • Producing hydrologic and hydraulic models and writing technical reports to high standard.
  • Liaison with civil designers and drafters to ensure the design drawings meet the required standards.
  • Committing to quality assurance and safe delivery of projects.




  • Bachelor of Civil and/or Environmental Engineering degree
  • Demonstrated experience in civil infrastructure, road, rail and bridge is important. 
  • Exposure to Design and Construction delivery
  • Extensive years drainage and/or floodplain engineering experience with engineering consulting environment.
  • Understanding of the Australian statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Experience working in a client facing capacity and strong communication skills.
  • Applicants will  have proficiency in various hydrology and hydraulic software packages including: 12d drainage, DRAINS, MUSIC, HEC-RAS, , HY8, AutoCAD.
  • Experience with Tuflow, XPSWMM, RORB and XPRAFTS is beneficial.
  • Experience in writing technical reports, study and memo.


It is expected all candidates who apply will possess a strong knowledge of road authority drainage standards in particular for TMR, TfNSW & Vicroads and be familiar with relevant Australian Standards.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.

As an accredited Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA) and Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Within Australia, this includes supporting and encouraging a flexible workplace and a comprehensive benefit offering. If you have any special needs requirements, please discuss with us and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.


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